DescriptionAugustus III of Poland Document Signed "Augustus Rex" as king and elector, two pages in German, 8" x 13.75", April 29, 1753, n.p., with a full paper seal. Augustus III (1696-1763), King of Poland and Elector of Saxony, was, as Frederick Augustus II, the Elector of Saxony 1733-1763, and also King of Poland 1734 - 1764. Also known as Augstus the Saxon or the Corpulent, he was the son of August II the Strong. He was groomed to succeed his father as King of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, and thus converted to Catholicism. After his father's death, he inherited Saxony and was elected King of Poland with the support of Russian and Austrian military forces in the War of the Polish Succession (1733-1738). As King, August III was uninterested in the affairs of his Polish-Lithuanian dominion, focusing on interests like hunting, opera, and collecting paintings. During his 30-year reign, he spent less than a total of three years in Poland fostering internal political anarchy and further weakening the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. In fine condition.
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